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Best Books of 2014

IN THE December 27 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andEvery Other Book,
andFantasy & Fangs,
andMysteryrat's Maze

by Staff

Another year is coming to a close and the main reviewers of KRL have been asked to pick their top 5 books of 2014, but most of us couldn’t keep it to 5! Let us know if you have a few we haven’t mentioned you’d like to share about in the comments, and while you are here check KRL’s book review section for many more great books that may not have made it on the list!


Christmas Mysteries

IN THE December 20 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze

by Terry Ambrose

With Christmas just around the corner, what could be better than sitting down with a good book filled with holiday cheer and murder? Yes, these are Christmas mysteries. So many options, so little time was never a more true statement because the season will be gone before we know it. Until then, why not grab a nog or a coffee and sit down with one (or more) of these seven holiday tales? We may not have a Christmas wedding in this batch, but we’ve got all the trappings: sometimes old, sometimes new, plenty of food, and someone blue.


by Lorie Lewis Ham
& Cleo Coyle

What better mystery for the holidays than a Coffeehouse Mystery by Cleo Coyle. This week we have a review of the brand new one Once Upon A Grind, a fun guest post from Cleo, and details at the end of this post to win a copy of the book, and to win a $20 Starbucks card!


by Sunny Frazier

Whew! Bouchercon is over! I put out a call to all my mystery sources for December releases. Enough authors responded to fill Santa’s sack with plenty of good books.


Coffee & Tea Mysteries

IN THE October 4 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andFood Fun,
andMysteryrat's Maze

by Terry Ambrose

Who doesn’t love a good cup of joe? Perhaps not everyone, but those who don’t love coffee, probably do like tea. Either way, this batch of authors have something tasty brewing up just for you. Coffee and tea house mysteries could be called the mysteries of the new millennium.


by KRL Reviewers

KRL reviewed a lot of really good and great books in 2013, but we decided to give our best shot at choosing our top 5 of the year–some of us cheated a little, but here are our choices! And if you are an author who is not on the list, take heart–like I said, they were all good books!


by Lorie Lewis Ham

Billionaire Blend is the latest coffeehouse mystery by Cleo Coyle, featuring New York coffeehouse manager Clare Cosi. This series is set in the charming Village Blend coffeehouse.


by Lorie Lewis Ham
& Cleo Coyle

What better way to spend the holidays then with one of my favorite mystery cozy authors Cleo Coyle (which is actually the husband and wife duo of Alice Alfonsi and Marc Cerasini). I absolutely love their Coffeehouse mysteries featuring the manager of the Village Blend in New York, Clare Cosi. One of my favorite places to hang out is a coffee house–so when I heard there was a mystery series set in one, I couldn’t resist and they never disappoint.


by Lorie Lewis Ham

It dawned on me this week that atmosphere plays a big part in my choice of books. Places I would love to spend time in, described in a way that makes them come to life, really draw me in as much as a great character and story. That’s what drew me to Carolyn Hart’s Death On Demand series set in a mystery bookstore and that’s what draws me in to Cleo Coyle’s Coffeehouse Mystery series.


by Cleo Coyle

Cleo Coyle (pseudonym see below), author of the Coffeehouse Mystery series, shares with us some coffee trivia, recipes & fun. Also in this issue is a review of her latest Coffeehouse Cystery, A Brew To Kill and a chance to win a copy of the book.


by Sandra Murphy

With the weather cooling off it seemed a perfect time to enjoy some great mysteries along with some great coffee! At the end of this article is a chance to win a pound of coffee to go along with your favorite books.


by Lorie Lewis Ham

Mystery and coffee—what a perfect combination, and Murder By Mocha has both. This series is set in a coffee house and treats the reader not only to a fun mystery but coffee info and recipes as well! As I read this book, I could almost smell the heavenly scent of coffee lifting off the pages and filling the room.


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